Autograph Letter Signed.

GUNTER, Archibald C. (?-?).

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This forgotten novelist and playwright hit pay dirt with his first novel, "Mr. Barnes of New York" (1887), and also authored comedies such as "Mr. Potter of Texas" and "Prince Karl" -- but it's as the facilitator of Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat" that he's best remembered, for it's he who in 1888 pulled a newspaper clipping of this famed verse from his wallet and handed it to his friend, actor De Wolf Hopper, who then performed it to great acclaim. ALS, 2pp (lettersheet), 5" X 8", New York, NY, 1891 October 9. Addressed to Mr. Rosenfeld (possibly playwright Sydney Rosenfeld, 1855-1931). Near fine. Mounting traces on blank fourth leaf. Nice content: "I should be delighted to see your charming play again, for I have already enjoyed it greatly but on Saturday evening we try a new actress in the cast of Mr Barnes of New York in Harlem for the first time, consequently I have got to go to 125th Street to see how she does. Wishing you & your "Club Friend" Mr Reed, all the success you deserve which is a very great amount." Penned large and attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 31609

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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